Beginning in April, all positions in 19 series armor, 11 series infantry, and the 13F forward observer specialty will open to women.

Women who enlist for the newly-opened specialties beginning Friday will ship to basic combat training later this year.

What it means, though, is all of the traditional combat-arms branches are now open to both female officers and enlisted.

The only remaining military occupational specialties not yet open to women are Rangers and Special Forces.